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126th Summer Meeting
126th Summer Meeting

7/21/2016 to 7/31/2016

When: 7/21/2016 to 7/24/2016
Where: The Omni Homestead Resort
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia  24445
United States

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

Programming Information

Our sections and committees have lined up a wide variety of CLE panels you won't want to miss at this year's 126th Summer Meeting. This statewide event will take place July 21-24, 2016, at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Please join the fun.

VBA Summer Meeting 2016 Preliminary Brochure coverThe preliminary brochure, mailed this spring to VBA members, contains a full list of CLE programs and all the related events and activities of the Summer Meeting. View it online. Attendees can choose from among 15 MCLE presentations to enhance their practices, and get set for two timely general session programs. While the maximum MCLE Credits a registrant can receive is 7.5 or 8, attendees to the July meeting will have a choice of 23 MCLE Credits worth of programming, 3.5 of them Ethics.

Be sure to plan your time around two important general session programs coordinated by the Committee on Issues of National & State Importance. The first is Friday from 2-3:30 p.m.: "Preventing Gun Violence and Suicide, Preserving the Right of Self-Defense: The Search for Common Ground." It carries MCLE credit. The second is Saturday from 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.: "The End of Greatness? The Future of the American Presidency." The Saturday session, which carries no MCLE credit, is sponsored by McCandlish & Lillard.

Preliminary Brochure [PDF]

Register Today!

Sign up online by clicking "Register" above. If you sign-in on, your registration form will be populated with your member information. We encourage you to sign in because it will save you time. If you do not have a log-in, you can request a new password or you can fill in all the contact information on your registration form.

You may also download and tab through the printable registration form to fill it out. Return the printable form to the VBA office by mail, fax or email.

Printable Registration Form

Book Rooms

The VBA room block for this statewide event always goes fast. Act soon to request your lodging for the July 21-24 meeting.

Reservations at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block has filled or until a deadline of July 7. Requests for rooms and suites can be made by fax or mail only. Please make reservations through the hotel. See details on the downloadable/printable PDF room request form.

Room Request Form

Alternative Lodging

We're Going Green

This year, the VBA will provide all written materials for MCLE programming online only! That's right, no more heavy packets of paper to lug around the conference center. Bring your laptop or e-device, sign on to the conference center Wi-Fi and access your materials from our website. Prefer hard copies? Be sure to print at home or work before arriving at the Homestead. All registrants are being notified of the link to access MCLE written materials. 

Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise

Encourage your firm or office and its vendors to promote their business to legal professionals across Virginia and support The Virginia Bar Association. Visit the overview page on, or take these links to go directly to the sponsorships, or exhibitors or advertisers pages.

Deadlines to expand the reach by inclusion in the meeting program booklet distributed on-site to all attendees will be here before you know it:

  • Submit sponsor requests by June 22
  • Make exhibitor requests by July 1
  • Reserve advertising space by June 19

Twitter Hashtag

Social media can play a big role in broadening the reach of the VBA and its mission. Do you tweet? Tell your friends about the July meeting with the hashtag #vbasummer16. Find the VBA on Twitter at @VaBarAssn.

Thanks to Our Meeting Sponsors

Premier sponsor: VBA Summer Meeting premier sponsor Virginia Barristers Alliance, Inc.

  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Clement Wheatley
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor CSX Corp.
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Equity Concepts, L.L.C.
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Hunton & Williams LLP
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor LeClairRyan
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor LexisNexis
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor McCandlish & Lillard
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor McGuireWoods LLP
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor MercerTrigiani
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Norfolk Southern Corp.
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Omni Homestead Resort
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Pender & Coward, PC
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor SunTrust Bank
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Troutman Sanders LLP
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Union Bank
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Whitham, Curtis & Cook P.C.
  • VBA Summer Meeting sponsor Williams Mullen

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